Born in 1965 in Glendale, California, Scott McMillin remained in Southern California until he entered California State University Long Beach in 1983 and then completed his studies at California State University Fullerton. Upon earning his BFA in 1989 he moved to Tustin, California where he lives and works to this day.

McMillin has exhibited in galleries and sculpture parks across the country. He participated in the acclaimed Navy Pier Walk exhibit, in Chicago, Illinois, from 1998-2001 and the El Paseo Sculpture Walk in Palm Desert, California.

Internationally collected, his works are in the permanent collections of the Flint Institute of Art, Mitchell Museum and Sculpture Park in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, International Sculpture Center, Lowes HIW, Inc., Norwegian Cruise Lines, Chase Bank, Fleetwood Windows and Doors, the City of Flossmoor, Illinois as well as numerous private and corporate collections.